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The respiratory illness known as RSV is a very common but potentially serious virus, and the leading cause of infant hospitalization around the world. Almost all children get RSV at some point before age two, and for most, RSV is like a cold. But for ...
Best Tips for Halloween Safety
Posted Oct 28, 2022
Halloween is only days away! While your main focus right now is most likely on costumes and candy, it's never a bad idea to also plan your Halloween with safety in mind. Here are our top five safety tips for parents: Make sure your kids can be ...
Weather in our area is very unpredictable, but waiting until there is an emergency can leave you and your family vulnerable. Read more about what items should be in your home that can help you weather a potentially hazardous storm. Portable Batteries ...
Bringing Home Your NICU Graduate
Posted Sep 14, 2022
NICU graduates are some of the most amazing and resilient babies. They're also some of the most fragile, and it can be tough to bring them home from the hospital and into a new environment. Your family has endured a challenging time, but with a ...
Summer vacation is here, and that means amusement parks are packed with families escaping their hectic schedules. Before you visit, there are some important steps you can take to make sure your trip to the park remains fun and safe. Read our top tips ...
While ultraviolet rays can damage your eyes any time of year, the summer months are especially harsh. Read to understand what damage can occur and what you can do to ensure your vision remains strong and healthy: Why is summer especially hard on the ...
GASTONIA, N.C. – CaroMont Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes the facilities’ achievements in protecting ...
To help protect the health of patients and employees, the following visitor restrictions and screening requirements are in place for all CaroMont Health facilities. Health Screening: All individuals entering a CaroMont Health facility are required to ...
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help prepare your child for success at school and at home. And as a parent of a student-athlete, keeping yours safe and healthy while balancing academics and other commitments can be a challenge. So ...
Weather in our area is unpredictable, but waiting until there is inclement weather to be prepared isn’t a safety plan. Read more about what items should be in your home that will help you get through a winter storm. Portable Batteries for Cell ...
While many people have done everything they can to avoid contracting the highly contagious Omicron variant, even the most vigilant individuals can still become infected with COVID-19. If you suspect you have the virus, ensuring the health and safety ...
After years of the pandemic, most individuals know the common symptoms of COVID-19. We also know that getting tested for COVID-19 (and isolating after a positive result) can help stop the spread. But the virus presents differently in different ...
As colder temperatures set in and COVID-19 continues to make indoor spaces a higher risk for virus transmission, how can you stay comfortable while keeping up your fitness routine? Read our "must have" list of essential cold weather fitness ...
Staying Safe this Holiday Season
Posted Nov 22, 2021
A year has made a huge difference in the pandemic. The availability of safe and effective vaccines has decreased the instance of COVID-19 in our community, and many are looking forward to a return to more normal celebrations. Spreading illness should ...
GASTONIA, N.C. - CaroMont Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes the facilities’ achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the ...
One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. It’s not just important that you wear sunscreen, but how you choose sunscreen and how you apply sunscreen also matters. The sun emits two kinds of ultraviolet rays: Ultraviolet A ...
CaroMont Regional Medical Center has earned another ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This is the tenth ...
What Items Should You Have In Your Home Before a Winter Storm Hits? Weather in our area is very unpredictable, but waiting until there is inclement weather to be prepared isn’t a safety plan. Read more about what items should be in your home ...
To help protect the health of our patients and employees, CaroMont Health has implemented the following visitor restrictions and screening requirements for all CaroMont Health facilities, including CaroMont Regional Medical Center, the Birthplace and ...
With spring approaching, student-athletes will be heading back to their sports. But what can you do to keep them in winning health? Below are some great tips from our team of CaroMont Health Athletic Trainers: Mental Preparedness Being ready to head ...
Other Ways to Stay Sun Safe
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Wearing sunscreen is a must, but there are many other ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Wearing a lightweight, cotton layer to protect your arms, shoulders and legs can offer some sun protection, but clothing with built-in ...
When packing your college student to head back to campus, include a first-aid kit. While most schools have a clinic available to students, basic first-aid supplies available for dorm room or apartment use are always a good idea. Students can treat ...
CaroMont Health will conduct a simulated emergency management exercise on the campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center on Friday, December 1 from 7 a.m. to noon. The exercise, which will include local Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS, will test ...